We are always looking for highly motivated Post-docs to join the lab. If you are curious about host-pathogen interaction in either Plasmodium falciparum or Toxoplasma, send a CV and a letter about your research interest and we can get the conversation going. We often have fully funded positions becoming available over a course of one year, so getting in touch early is advised. We also welcome people with a competitive track record who would like to join us in a position that is supported by an external fellowship, for which Moritz well help write the application. Several lab members have been successful in applying for external fellowships in the past.
PhD Students may apply to the lab through the Francis Crick Institute PhD Programme. We welcome enquiries from candidates who wish to discuss potential projects, but previous contact is not necessary to apply. All PhD students are fully funded by the Crick, which covers tuition fees, lab and consumable costs, and a tax-free stipend of £22,000 per year, which is above the living wage for London. The PhD programme at the Crick is exactly four years long, starting in September, and is funded for the full four years. Applications open one year before the start date, and typically close in December the year before the start. Please note, we do not offer a PhD project every year.
The Francis Crick Institute is not a teaching institute, but we occasionally host Masters and Undergraduate students from other institutions for their thesis project. Students that are interested in this should contact Moritz directly about this possibility. Students are expected to support themselves financially during masters and undergraduate thesis work, however research costs will be covered by the lab.
Summer Students may apply to the lab through the Crick-Calleva Summer Student Programme. This programme is open to undergraduate students at any UK university who are part-way through their studies. Summer students join the lab for nine weeks to work on a specific research project supervised by one of our Post-docs, and receive a London living wage salary for the duration of the programme. Being a summer student is a great way to get some hand-on experience of lab research. You will find it is very different to university teaching labs, and is particularly useful for you to decide if you want to continue in research after your degree.
The Crick additionally runs Sandwich Student and Work Experience placements which may be hosted in our lab. For more information, please see the Crick website.
Liz Cheng, undergraduate Summer Student 2019
This summer at the Crick has been the most rewarding summer internship I've done. I was able to use my knowledge to contribute towards the discovery of something new - like a real scientist.